Wayne L. Wilson was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He received a Master of Arts in Education from the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to establishing a career in writing, Wilson co-owned and operated an international publishing company specializing in innovative multicultural designs for fifteen years. Subsequently, Wilson was contracted to interview influential Latino men throughout the country and write over 160 biographies for Encuentros: Hombre A Hombre (Encounters: Man To Man), a comprehensive vocational education book published by the California Department of Education in 2000. In 2001, Pomegranate Publishing asked Wilson to research and write quotes for a desktop calendar on African American humor called Black Humor: Satire, Comedy, & Wit, which was featured in major bookstores such as Barnes & Nobles during the 2002-2003 season. Wilson has also written nine published books targeted toward children and young adults for Mitchell Lane Publishers. His short stories and essays have been published in commercial and literary magazines. During this same time period, Wilson's first original screenplay was optioned by Magic Johnson Entertainment. In addition, he was hired by Casey Silver Productions to write an original screenplay for Universal Studios. Wilson recently completed his third original screenplay. He is a member of the Writers Guild of America. Genesis Press acquired the rights to publish Wilson's first novel, Soul Eyes, as the first book in a trilogy. Soul Eyes will be released in fall 2005 and will launch the publisher's new Obsidian fantasy imprint.